Summer seems to have finally arrived and in my part of Nova Scotia everything is blooming. I love the riot of colour that this season brings and everywhere I look there’s flowers. And when I mean everywhere that includes my craft studio.
I’ve got a whole pile of Daisy Lane Project Packs ready to send out. These packs contain full instructions and all the materials needed to create 6 projects using the Daisy Lane Stamp Set. I’m sending these as a thank you to everyone who’s orders the Daisy Lane Stamp Set or bundle from me before July 22nd. So I thought I should show you one of the projects you’ll be able to make.
I wanted this project to be all about the daisies so opted for a neutral Very Vanilla backdrop.
First I used Petal Pink ink to stamp the sentiment from Daisy Lane onto a strip of Very Vanilla Card. Then I cut it out using the #B1 die from the Stitched Rectangles Dies.
Still using my Stitched Rectangles Dies I cut out two pieces of Very Vanilla Card using the #C6 die. Then from one of these pieces I cut out the centre using the #C5 die. I kept the frame I created, and set aside the centre piece to use on another project.
STITCHED RECTANGLE DIES IDENTIFICATION – I like to number my nesting dies so I can record which die I use on a project. This helps me if I want to replicate the design, or tell you which die I used. The 13 dies in the Stitched Rectangles set can be divided into 3 groups. One die is almost square, I call that die A (it’s alone). Then the remaining 12 dies can be divided into two nesting groups. The group of 4 dies I call group B, numbering them 1 to 4 (starting from the smallest). The final group of 8 dies I call group C, again numbering from the smallest up.
FIELD OF FLOWERS
For my main field of flowers panel I turned to the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. I was specifically looking for the dreamy field of small daisies. Having found what I wanted, I cut out the DSP using the #C6 Stitched Rectangle Die.
To assemble my field of flowers panel I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow). First I attached the DSP to the Very Vanilla panel, this gave it some added strength. Then I fixed the Very Vanilla frame on top of the DSP. By cutting all the panel pieces using the dies I knew they would fit together perfectly.
With that done, I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the assembled panel to a card base made from Thick Very Vanilla Card. Then with Stampin’ Dimensionals I added the die-cut sentiment.
To complete the front of the card I went back to the Daisy Lane Stamp Set and Petal Pink ink pad. I inked up the smaller of the daisy images and stamped-off onto some scrap paper, then I stamped onto Whisper White Card. I repeated this process once more so I had two identical flowers.
Next I used the coordinating Medium Daisy Punch to punch out my flowers, and curved the petals upwards using a Bone Folder.
I decided to use Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends to colour in the centre of one of the flowers. First I coloured about half way across using the dark Daffodil Delight marker. Then I coloured the whole of the centre using the light Daffodil Delight marker.
I was now ready to assemble the daisy using liquid glue, with the underneath petals peeking between the ones on top. With that done, I added it to the card front with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
To complete the project I went back to the same small daisy image and the Petal Pink ink pad.
As before, I inked up the stamp and then stamped-off onto some scrap paper. Then I stamped the daisy in the bottom right corner on the front of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. I reinked the stamp, stamped-off, and then turned the stamp slightly so I could stamp again with the second set of petals between the first set. This was actually quite easy to do and the flower centre is quite forgiving.
Then I created a similar flower in the bottom right corner on a layer of Very Vanilla Card. I fixed the stamped layer inside my card base with liquid glue and my project was complete.
It was only as I was writing my blog post that I realised I’d forgotten to colour the centre of the daisy inside the card and on the envelope. Oops. Oh well I’ll go and do that now…
DAISY LANE PROJECT PACK
You still have time to get my free Daisy Lane Project Pack. Simply order the Daisy Lane Stamp Set, or the Daisy Lane bundle from my online store before July 22nd. As soon as I get notification that your order has been placed I’ll mail the project pack to you. Inside the pack you’ll find instructions for 6 projects using the Daisy Lane Stamp Set. Then in individual labelled packets is all the prepared card, DSP and embellishments you need to complete each project. All you’ll need to add is the Daisy Lane Stamp Set, ink and adhesive.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Daisy Lane Stamp Set and coordinating Medium Daisy Punch using the ‘bundle’ item number. Buying products as a bundle will save you 10% off the cost of buying the same two items separately. Also available is a separate Daisy Punch that also coordinates with the Daisy Lane and Daisy Delight Stamps Sets.